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(n) the act of drawing conclusion from the given data or statements. Origin: L de-, down + ducere, to lead => 'to lead down, from the general to the specific.' The police inspector solved the murder mystery by deduction. He reasoned: the post-mortem report clearly shows that the murder was done by a man. All male servants of the house were on leave that day. So, the murder must have been done by the only remaining male in the house-the deceased man's son. The child knew that the sum of the three angles of a triangle is 180 degrees. So, when he was told that two angles of a triangle were 90 degrees and 30 degrees, he deduced that the third angle must be 60 degrees.

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